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BCR Calls for Volunteers to Clean Up Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook

BCR Calls for Volunteers to Clean Up Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook

Ready to make the world a better place? From 9 to noon this Saturday, January 24, Ballona Creek Renaissance volunteers will be participating in a Los Angeles Audubon-led restoration activity in Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook State Park, 6300 Hetzler Road, Culver City, CA 90232. Open to middle school, high school, and adult volunteers. Enter Hetzler Road from Jefferson Boulevard in east Culver [...]

Just a Thought – Talking About Rape

Just a Thought – Talking About Rape

After the story of the 2013 rape on the high school campus came out yesterday, it’s been everywhere. While this is bad news, this is good news. Rape has been all over the news for much of last year – Woody Allen accused of raping his stepdaughter Dylan Farrow, the charges against Bill Cosby regarding decades of drugging women and then raping them, even the Rolling Stone’s story of campus [...]

Lin Howe Sailing to Success – LeShon Rayford

Lin Howe Sailing to Success – LeShon Rayford

Sailing requires the courage to Explore, Dream and Discover. The students of Linwood E. Howe Elementary School are doing just that! As the strong winds propel their ship to move forward, the Vikings are adjusting their sails, leaving the harbor and navigating toward a new destination … The Linwood E. Howe Sailing to Success College and Career Program. “The program is designed to expose and [...]

La Ballona Creates Mentoring Program with Big Brothers/Big Sisters

La Ballona Creates Mentoring Program with Big Brothers/Big Sisters

La Ballona Elementary School is the first school in the district to launch a school-based mentoring program in conjunction with Big Brothers/Big Sisters. The program, which could soon be replicated at other CCUSD schools, provides consistent, individualized time and attention to at-risk kids in public elementary and middle schools throughout L.A. County. Volunteers make a one-year commitment and [...]

Black Talkies @ Mayme Clayton to Offer ‘Tom Bradley’s Impossible Dream”

Black Talkies @ Mayme Clayton to Offer ‘Tom Bradley’s Impossible Dream”

Black Talkies on Parade starts 2015 with a locally made documentary on one of L.A.'s pioneering politicians, Tom Bradley, with a screening of the film Tom Bradley's Impossible Dream. Bradley was elected into office in 1973, served for twenty years making him L.A.'s longest serving mayor, and was the first African American mayor of Los Angeles. During his five terms he helped revitalize downtown [...]

Friends of the Sandy Segal Youth Health Center to Celebrate 25 Years

Friends of the Sandy Segal Youth Health Center to Celebrate 25 Years

The Friends of the Sandy Segal Youth Health Center is proud to announce the 25th anniversary of their founding. The group serves as the fundraising arm of the Health Center which provides free mental and physical health care to Culver City students. The celebration will be held as part of the group’s annual major fundraiser on Saturday, February 21st at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Culver City. [...]

CCUSD Launches App – Get Connnected

CCUSD Launches App – Get Connnected

The Culver City Unified School District has launched a new mobile app for Apple and Android products designed to keep users connected with all that is happening in Culver City schools. The app, now available on iTunes or Google Play, enables users to receive push notifications about the latest news and updates from the District as well as access to school phone numbers, lunch menus, sports [...]

MLK Day – Letter From a Birmingham Jail

MLK Day – Letter From a Birmingham Jail

Dear Readers, When I considered re-running an op-ed I wrote for MLK day in 2010,I paused.  I recognized that one of the things I recommended in that post was to read some of Martin Luther King Jr.'s words that were not the famous 'I Have a Dream" speech improvised on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. It seemed wise to offer some of those words to you directly. Yes, it is longer than a [...]

CTG and Humanitas PLAY LA

CTG and Humanitas PLAY LA

Humanitas, which has for years given budding television writers a leg up through its New Voices mentorship initiative, will now add support for locally based playwrights through PLAY LA, a new program launched in collaboration with Center Theatre Group (CTG). The announcement was made jointly by Humanitas President Ali LeRoi and CTG Artistic Director Michael Ritchie. The annual Humanitas/CTG [...]

Maitri to Open Retail Yoga Supplies

Maitri to Open Retail Yoga Supplies

Culver City yogis and yoginis will soon have a new retail option dedicated solely to 'stylish sweat gear.' Yoga and Pilates boutique Maitri is putting the final touches on its first-ever space at 11160 Washington Blvd. (just up the block from the cute Irish pub) in Culver City. Founded by Liberation Yoga-trained instructor Ellina Kim, the shop is located next door to ashtanga studio Omkar18 Yoga [...]

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